More Classes and Sessions Offered for Summer and Fall
More Classes, More Sessions, More Services this Summer and Fall at Fresno City College
More is in store for students at Fresno City College this summer and fall. More classes. More sessions. More services.
Students are finding the availability of more classes this summer when they register as the college has added a four-week session to the schedule. This is the first time since 2008 that Fresno City College is offering a four-week session. As a result, there are 180 more class sections offered in the 2014 summer session than in the 2013 summer session and 188 more classes than were offered in the 2012 summer session. In total, there are 475 class sections this summer, primarily general education courses. These include classes in math, speech, sociology, child development, counseling, health science, chemistry, foreign language, biology, economics, geology, history, psychology and political science.
Fresno City College is also offering evening classes for the first time since 2008. The four-week session and evening summer classes were eliminated due to budget constraints in the California state budget.
According to FCC President Tony Cantu, this year’s California state budget is healthier than in past years making it possible for Fresno City College and other sites of the State Center Community College District to offer more to students.
“Because of the budget situation getting better and the passage of Proposition 30, we’re receiving increased funding. This has allowed us to increase course sections and support services across the board,” President Cantu said.
The fall semester schedule is also getting a slight boost, especially in general education classes. To date, students will find an additional 77 classes for the 2014 fall semester as compared to the 2013 fall semester. The college is anticipating opening up more sections in order to accommodate students on growing waitlists.
Other SCCCD sites, Reedley College, Willow International, and Madera and Oakhurst Centers, are seeing similar increases in their summer and fall schedules.
Students, who in the past few years had difficulty finding classes because of reduced class offerings, are now in a better position to get their desired schedule, find open classes and utilize additional services to achieve their educational goals.
“In the past, students were delayed because we didn’t have enough course sections open. Now you can readily register for courses and complete a certificate or earn a degree or transfer in a time frame which is shorter than in the past because more course sections are available,” said Dr. Christopher Villa, Vice President of Student Services.
“There will be more support services available to help students be successful in college, including extended library and tutorial hours and the availability of more counselors,” Dr. Villa added.
The four-week summer session begins May 27 and the six-week summer session begins June 23. The fall semester begins August 11.
Registration is now ongoing and students are encouraged to read their student email to check their registration dates. Even if the date has passed, students can still register. An updated open class list can be found at www.fresnocitycollege.edu.
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